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Alabama Marriage Records

Marriage Records prior 1936 #

Marriages are kept by the probate court for each county and usually begin in 1799 or at the creation of the county.

Here are a list of Resources to help you locate marriage records online.

FamilySearch, Marriages, 1809-1950

Alabama County Marriages, 1818-1936

Obtain the Record #

If you did not find your ancestor in the databases above, follow the instructions below:

PART A: You don’t know the exact date or place of marriage

  • If you know the county of marriage, you can request a search for a fee from the probate court (Google for the name of the county + probate court).
  • If you don’t know the date or county of marriage, you can also try searching for marriage information in other records.

PART B: You know the exact date and place of marriage from your records

  • Order a copy of a marriage record for a fee from the probate court (Google for the name of the county + probate court).

OR

  • View a copy of a marriage record on microfilm at a Family Search Center:

Some images of county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the FamilySearch Catalog to see what is available.

  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog by county.
  • Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
  • Some microfilms may be available to view at a local FamilySearch Center.


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